Greatest Wrestlers

by phbasketball6 | created - 20 Dec 2010 | updated - 21 Mar 2015 | Public

1. Hulk Hogan

Actor | Rocky III

One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is ...

2. Bret Hart

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Bret Hart is one of Canada's most successful wrestlers. He is also recognized as one of the worlds best wrestlers ever. Hart comes from the legendary Hart Family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He owns a junior hockey team named after him and has his own column in the Calgary Sun. Bret has held the ...

3. Steve Austin

Actor | The Condemned

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He ...

4. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

5. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

6. Shawn Michaels

Actor | 90 Feet from Home

Began his career in Texas. Trained by the legendary Jose Lothario, Shawn Michaels wrestled in Kansas, where he met fellow wrestler, Marty Jannetty. A year later, after sending tapes of his matches to the major wrestling companies at the time, he was contacted by the AWA, who proposed that he team ...

7. Kurt Angle

Actor | Warrior

Kurt Steven Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 220lbs weight category. First ever wrestler to hold the WCW and WWF World Championships during the same calendar year, and has held WWF, Intercontinental, European and Hardcore championships ...

8. Mark Calaway

Actor | Suburban Commando

Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...

The Undertaker

9. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Christopher Michael Benoit is a Canadian wrestler who was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Michael and Margaret Benoit. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, from where he was billed throughout the bulk of his career. He had a sister living near Edmonton.

During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for ...

10. Ric Flair

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional ...

11. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...

12. Roddy Piper

Actor | They Live

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...

13. Paul Levesque

Actor | Blade: Trinity

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big screen in Blade: Trinity (2004) opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Grown Ups (1999), and MADtv (1995).

Triple H ...

Triple H

14. Eddie Guerrero

Actor | WCW Thunder

One of the great Hispanic wrestlers, Eddie Guerrero grew up part of the famous wrestling family: The Guerreros. His father Gory Guerrero became a star in the U.S., an icon in Texas and a legend in Mexico. Eddie's brothers, Hector, Amadno and Chavo, Sr. also became wrestlers. Both Hector and Amando ...

15. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

16. Dusty Rhodes

Writer | WWE Monday Night RAW

"The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 ...

17. Terry Funk

Actor | Road House

Funk has strong wrestling bloodlines. His dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a well-known grappler from the 1940s to the 1970s, and his brother, Dory Funk Jr., wrestled from 1963 until the early 90s, and won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight championship in 1969. Funk, himself, became ...

18. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1

Iranian professional wrestler best known for his work in the 1980s for WWE (then the WWF) as the Iron Sheik. Trained under Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson and debuted under his own name in 1973 for the American Wrestling Association. Changed to Ali Vaziri while working for NWA Big Time Wrestling (...

Iron Sheik

19. Richard Blood

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Retired American professional wrestler of Japanese descent as Ricky Steamboat. He trained under Verne Gagne, and first made his name in the old Mid-Atlantic territory in the Carolinas. He had many legendary matches and feuds with Ric Flair, culminating in their epic "Holy Trilogy" of matches at WCW...

Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat

20. Ted DiBiase

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

The son of a professional wrestler, Ted DiBiase had started his pro wrestling career as a fan favorite, but soon "changed sides" and became a heel throughout the rest of his career. DiBiase entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s where he gained most of his fame as "The ...

21. Joe Laurinaitis

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Joe Laurinaitis was born on September 12, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He is married to Julia Laurinaitis. They have two children.

Road Warrior Animal

22. Mike Hegstrand

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Mike Hegstrand was born on January 26, 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Michael James Hegstrand. He was an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dale Watts and Judy Pendzimas. He died on October 19, ...

Road Warrior Hawk

23. Mick Foley

Self | Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling

Michael Francis Foley was born on June 7th, 1965, in Long Island, New York. Nicknamed Mick by his father, a lifelong Yankees and Mickey Mantle fan, he attended college in upstate New York, he hitchiked to New York City to see a wrestling match between Jimmy Snuka (Jimmy Snuka) and Don Muraco that ...

24. Robert Remus

Actor | G.I. Joe

One of the most recognizable grapplers of the 1980s, Sgt. Slaughter became huge in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), American Wrestling Association (AWA), and the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). A former United States Marine who earned his nickname during his service, Sgt. Slaughter soon ...

Sgt. Slaughter

25. Harley Race

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Harley Race is one of the foremost legends of professional wrestling. He is an 8-time NWA Heavyweight Champion and has held numerous other titles over his career that has spanned four decades.

Harley won his first NWA World Title in Kansas City in 1973 when he defeated Dory Funk Jr. Harley feels ...

26. Curt Hennig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler. He...

27. Jerry Lawler

Actor | Man on the Moon

Jerry Lawler was born on November 29, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Jerry O'Neil Lawler. He is an actor and producer, known for Man on the Moon (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE '13 (2012). He was previously married to Stacy Carter, Paula Jean Carruth and Martha Kay Williams.

28. Jim Hellwig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his ...

Ultimate Warrior

29. Jake Roberts

Actor | WCW Saturday Night

Jake Roberts was born on May 30, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, USA as Aurelian Smith Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF Championship Wrestling (1972).

30. Sylvester Ritter

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his...

Junkyard Dog

31. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...

32. Lou Thesz

Actor | Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits

Lou Thesz is one of wrestling's living legends. Thesz started wrestling in the 1930s, and from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was one of the most dominant figures in the business. Thesz won his first World Heavyweight Title in the 1930s, and went on to become a 6-time World Heavyweight Champion, many ...

33. Bruno Sammartino

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Bruno Sammartino was born on October 6, 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy as Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He was married to Carol Teyssier. He died on April 18, 2018 in ...

34. Gorilla Monsoon

Actor | WWF Prime-Time Wrestling

Robert James Marella was born in Rochester, New York, USA . After being a WWF Champion and President, he became known for his work on WWE Raw (1993), WWF Challenge (1986) and WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985). He also hosted many Wrestlemanias with Jesse Ventura.He was married to Maureen Hess for 40 ...

Gorilla Monsoon

35. Billy Graham

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Billy Graham was born on September 10, 1943 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA as Eldridge Wayne Coleman. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF Superstars (1986) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He has been married to Valerie since July 1, 1978. He was previously ...

36. Chris Jericho

Actor | MacGruber

American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West ...

37. Rick Rude

Self | Survivor Series

The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a ...

38. Davey Boy Smith

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, ...

39. Tommy Billington

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Is the real life cousin of the late Davey Boy Smith, with whom he teamed to form the British Bulldogs tag team in the 80s. Is Bret Hart's brother-in-law by marriage. He is married to Bret Hart's wife's sister. Was one of the biggest influences that kept Bret Hart in wrestling. Hart stated he ...

The Dynamite Kid

40. Bob Backlund

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Bob Backlund was born on August 14, 1950 in Princeton, Minnesota, USA as Robert Lee Backlund. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Corrine Gentzkow since October 31, 1974. They have one child.

41. Tony Atlas

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Tony Atlas was born on April 23, 1954 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Anthony White. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Monika DeRanek since June 27, 1990. He was previously married to Lisa.

42. Adam Copeland

Actor | Vikings

Adam Copeland is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who wrestled as Edge in the WWE. He starred as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series Haven on Syfy. He also starred as a recurring character on the History Channel series Vikings. Canadian-born, Copeland's ...

Edge

43. Jeff Jarrett

Actor | Spring Breakers

Jeff Jarrett was trained in the USWA which was run by his father. He wrestled for his father's promotion throughout the 80's before hitting the big time in the early 90's. Jarrett had his first major run in the WWF - winning the Intercontinental Title 6 times before joining WCW. His career sky ...

44. Dory Funk Jr.

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Semi-retired American professional wrestler and trainer who had great success all over the world. Prior to wrestling, he was one of the many future stars who played football for West Texas State University. He debuted in 1963 after training under his father Dory Funk Sr. and Lou Thesz. While ...

45. Glenn Jacobs

Actor | See No Evil

Glenn Jacobs was born on April 26, 1967 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain as Glenn Thomas Jacobs. He is known for his work on See No Evil (2006), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two children.

Kane

46. Rey Mysterio

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Rey Mysterio was a professional wrestler for WCW who made his wrestling debut in Mexico. He dropped out of school to become a pro wrestler in Mexico. He is the nephew of wrestler Rey Misterio. He had a brief role (unmasked) as himself in Ready 2 Rumble. Came to WCW from ECW In 1996 after he debuted...

Rey Mysterio

47. Brian Pillman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Brian Pillman makes the list of a long line of tragic deaths in wrestling. He had endured 36 throat operations as a child. Pillman played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984 and in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. It was in Calgary where he met Owen Hart (who also died at a ...

48. Eddie Gilbert

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Eddie Gilbert was born on August 14, 1961 in Lexington, Tennessee, USA as Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Debra Ann Miceli and Missy Hyatt. He died on ...

49. Terry Brunk

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

He is the nephew of the Original Sheik, (Ed Farhat), one of the most notorious classic pro-wrestling heels (villians). Sabu is probably best known for his high-flying and higher-risk taking style.

Sabu

50. Walter 'Killer' Kowalski

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Walter 'Killer' Kowalski was born on October 13, 1926 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as Edward Wladyslaw Spulnik. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WCW Slamboree 1994 (1994) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Theresa Ferrioli. He died on August 30, 2008 in...

51. Steve Borden

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Born as Steve Borden, Sting has held the WCW World Title 10 times and multiple other titles. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had a reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 when he made...

Sting

52. Greg Valentine

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

One of the toughest, most rugged competitors ever to come down the pike, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine more than carried on the tradition first established by his legendary father, the late Johnny Valentine. A top-ranked Superstar during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, his career saw him earn a slew of ...

53. Kevin Nash

Actor | John Wick

Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.

Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...

54. Scott Hall

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Scott Hall was born into a military family on October 20, 1958. Due to the army life he grew up a traveller and spent his high school years at the All American High in Munich, Germany. When his family returned to the States he attended St Mary's College in Maryland where he graduated with a degree ...

55. Ray Traylor

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Ray Traylor was born on May 2, 1963 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Ray Washington Traylor Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Angela Easterwood. He died on September 22, 2004...

Big Bossman

56. Bam Bam Bigelow

Actor | Major Payne

Bam Bam Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA as Scott Charles Bigelow. He was an actor, known for Major Payne (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dana Aurichio. He died on January 19, 2007 in Hudson, Florida, USA.

57. Paul Wight

Actor | The Waterboy

Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern ...

Big Show

58. Yokozuna

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai...

Yokozuna

59. Leon White

Actor | Fist of the North Star

Leon White was born on May 14, 1955 in Lynwood, California, USA as Leon Allen White. He was an actor, known for Fist of the North Star (1995), Baywatch (1989) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Debra Rankin. He died on June 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, ...

Vader

60. Rob Van Dam

Actor | 3-Headed Shark Attack

He was trained by the Original Sheik, Ed Farhat, who was one of pro-wrestling's classic and greatest bad guys. Even though their styles are quite different (Sheik being a wild hardcore-style brawler, known for throwing fire, cutting his opponent's forehead's up with foreign objects like a pencil, ...

61. Kerry Von Erich

Actor | Problem Child

Kerry Adkisson was born on February 3, 1960, to Jack and Doris Adkisson. Jack was a wrestler, so most of Jack's children followed in his footsteps (one child, Jack Adkisson, Jr., tragically died in 1959 from electrocution). Kerry was a standout discus thrower at University of Houston, and actually ...

62. Dustin Rhodes

Actor | The Murders of Brandywine Theater

Dustin Rhodes was born on April 11, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Dustin Patrick Runnels. He is an actor and producer, known for The Murders of Brandywine Theater (2014), Meet Me There (2014) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels since June 22, 2012. He was previously ...

Goldust

63. Nick Bockwinkel

Actor | Hawaii Five-O

The son of a professional wrestler (Warren Bockwinkel), it was only natural for Nick Bockwinkel to follow in his father's profession. Bockwinkel wrestled for several years in various regions, but gained his greatest fame in the now-defunct American Wrestling Association (AWA). He and tag-team ...

64. Kevin Von Erich

Self | Dark Side of the Ring

Son of legendary wrestler Fritz Von Erich. Siblings: David, Kerry, Mike and Chris. Wrestling debut: August 1976 in Fort Worth, Texas. Inducted into the RSPW (rec,sport.pro-wrestling) Hall of Fame in 1995.

65. Fritz Von Erich

Self | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Fritz Von Erich was born on August 16, 1929 in Jewett, Texas, USA as Jack Barton Adkisson. He was married to Doris Smith. He died on September 10, 1997 in Lake Dallas, Texas.

66. Pat Patterson

Actor | WWE Main Event

Pat Patterson was born on January 19, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Pierre Clermont. He is an actor and writer, known for WWE Main Event (2012), WWF Superstars (1986) and A Path of His Own (1979).

67. Edward Farhat

Actor | Ringside Wrestling

Deceased Lebanese-American professional wrestler who competed from 1949 to 1998 as the Sheik. Started his career in Detroit and would compete all over the world. He competed for many National Wrestling Alliance territories, the WWWF (today's WWE), FMW, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro ...

The Shiek

68. Larry Pfohl

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Larry Pfohl was born on June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Lawrence Pfohl. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Thunder (1998) and Superboy (1988). He was previously married to Peggy Fulbright.

Lex Luger

69. Booker Huffman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Booker Huffman was born on March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA as Robert Booker Tio Huffman. He is an actor and director, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since February 5, 2005. They have two ...

Booker T

70. Jesse Ventura

Actor | Predator

Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, ...

71. Scott Steiner

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Scott Steiner has been a mainstay in professional wrestling for over 15 years. When he started out in the business, he was a singles wrestler, wrestling in some smaller federations before coming to the NWA (WCW) to team with his older brother, Rick. It was at this time that Steiner became world ...

72. Rick Steiner

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Rick Steiner was born on March 9, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Lee Rechsteiner. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Thunder (1998) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He is married to Jayme McKenzie.

73. Sid Eudy

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Sid Eudy was born on December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA as Sidney Ray Eudy. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975) and Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993). He has been married to Sabrina Paige since December 30, 1983. They have two children.

Psycho Sid

74. John Layfield

Self | WWE Saturday Night's Main Event

John Layfield was born on November 29, 1966 in Sweetwater, Texas, USA as John Charles Layfield. He is an actor, known for WWE Saturday Night's Main Event (2006), The JBL & Cole Show with Renee Young (2012) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Meredith Whitney since February 11,...

Bradshaw

75. Jack Brisco

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Jack Brisco was born on September 21, 1941 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA as Freddie Joe Brisco. He was an actor, known for WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He was married to Jan Carol Bateman and Sandra Lee Riney. He died on ...

76. Jim Duggan

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Jim Duggan was born on January 14, 1954 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as James Edward Duggan. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998). He has been married to Debra Haynes since April 8, 1989. They have two children.

77. George 'The Animal' Steele

Actor | Ed Wood

George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...

78. Sean Waltman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Broke into wrestling in the Global Wrestling Federation, known then as The Lightning Kid. He is also a member of the elite group of wrestlers known as the Clique. The group which consists of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Triple H, Justin Credible, and Shawn Michaels are best friends in and out of the ...

X-Pac, 1-2-3 Kid

79. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

80. Ken Shamrock

Self | WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick. He is known for his work on WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1999), Grace Is Gone (2019) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Tonya Shamrock since February 27, 2005. They have three ...

81. Brian James

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Brian James was born on May 20, 1969 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Brian Girard James. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He has been married to Tracy since September 14, 1996. They have ...

Road Dogg

82. Monty Sopp

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Monty Sopp was born on November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Monty Kip Sopp. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Paula since January 24, 2009. He was previously married to Tina Tinnell.

Billy Gunn

83. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

84. Randy Orton

Actor | That's What I Am

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Bob Orton, Jr. and his wife Elaine. He is the grandson of Bob Orton, Sr. and the ...

85. Steve Williams

Actor | Learning the Ropes

Longtime professional wrestler "Dr. Death" Steve Williams. Has wrestled in the U.S. in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and well as in Japan and numerous other American promotions.

Dr. Death

86. King Kong Bundy

Actor | Moving

King Kong Bundy was riding a win streak of 300 consecutive victories when he challenged Terry "Hulk" Hogan to the World Wrestling Federation World's Heavyweight Championship. Budy's streak was snapped when Hogan defeated him in a wild brawl.

87. Jeff Hardy

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jeff Hardy was born on August 31, 1977 in Cameron, North Carolina, USA as Jeffrey Nero Hardy. He is known for his work on WWE SmackDown Live (1999), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time (2010). He has been married to Beth Britt since March 9, 2011. They have two ...

88. Jim Neidhart

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jim Neidhart was born on February 8, 1955 in Montebello, California, USA as James Henry Neidhart. He was an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Ellie Hart and Joy Small. He died on August 13, 2018 in Florida, USA.

89. Vladimir Koloff

Actor | UWF Fury Hour

Vladimir Koloff is an actor, known for UWF Fury Hour (1990), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1992).

90. Jay Reso

Actor | Shoot 'Em Up

William Jason Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Christian and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Christian Cage. He also starred as a guest character on the Syfy ...

Christian

91. Ron Simmons

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Ron Simmons was born on May 15, 1958 in Perry, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF War Zone (1998) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Lottie since 1994. They have four children.

Farooq

92. Matt Hardy

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Being trained by wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr., Mattthew "Matt" Hardy has become one of the most gifted and talented performers in sports-entertainment. Before going into the WWF (Now WWE) along with his brother Jeff Hardy, the Hardy Boyz (or The Hardyz) ran their own promotion called Organization...

93. Peter Senerchia

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Peter Senerchia was born on October 11, 1967 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WWF Livewire (1997). He is married to Theresa Smith. They have one child.

Tazz

94. Takao Yoshida

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Takao Yoshida was born on October 26, 1973 in Japan. He is an actor and director, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WrestleMania XIV (1998). He has been married to Rachel Fantana since January 16, 2008. They have three children.

Taka Michinoku

95. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Stunts | Peppermint

Chavo Guerrero is a 20-year third generation veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1994 after having been trained by legendary family members Chavo Guerrero Sr., Eddie Guerrero, Hector Guerrero and Mando Guerrero. He started his career working in both Mexico and ...

96. Tommy Dreamer

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Tommy Dreamer was born on February 14, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Thomas Laughlin. He is an actor and director, known for WWE Raw (1993), ROH: All Star Extravaganza (2002) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Trisa Hayes since October 12, 2002. They have two children.

Tommy Dreamer

97. Jim Harris

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Retired American professional wrestler best known for his work during the 1980s and 1990s as Kamala the Ugandan Giant. Debuted in 1978 and competed under the names Bad News Harris, Ugly Bear Harris, James "Sugarbear" Harris and the Mississippi Mauler. He started the Kamala gimmick in the ...

Kamala

98. Allen Coage

Actor | Stampede Wrestling

Allen J. Coage made history as the first African American to win a Judo Olympic Bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and the second American to win a medal for the USA team. To date Allen Coage remains the only American heavyweight to win an Olympic medal in Judo. He also won a Gold medal for 1967 ...

Bad News

99. Wayne Farris

Actor | Midnight Massacre

Wayne Farris was born on January 24, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Roy Wayne Farris. He is an actor, known for Midnight Massacre (2018), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and WWF Championship Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Tammy P. Farris since 1984. They have...

Honkey Tonk Man

100. Mike Von Erich

Self | World Pro Wrestling TV

Mike Von Erich was born on March 2, 1964 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Michael Bret Adkisson. He was married to Shani Garza. He died on April 12, 1987.



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